San Luis Obispo Concours

I attended a car show on Sunday which was a charity event benefiting Hospice so I wasn’t there to take photos but took a few.  For someone who likes landscape photography it was a different experience.  There was no way to set up a shot.  Too many cars in the way and people everywhere walking into your field of view and all that.  I learned quickly to get in close and be quick.  The first photo is the front fender  emblem of a 1958 Buick Roadmaster.  The second is the rear view mirror from a 1935 Cadillac.  

1958 Buick

1935 Cadillac

Public and Private

Most people stop to watch the surfers from Maui’s Hookipa Beach Lookout which is fun to do. If, however, you walk around the corner  to the right  there a trail down to lava rocks and the crashing sea.  What I found interesting was this old barbed wire fence that separates the public portion and the adjacent private property.
Hookipa Beach Lookout, Maui
Hookipa Beach Lookout, Maui

Yucca Torreyi

The Torry Yucca was in vivid bloom last week in the Arizona desert near Sedona.  The bloom is about 2 feet tall.  This species was named for John Torrey (1796-1873), the Columbia University botanist, who designated this yucca as a new variety in 1859.

Arizona Desert
Arizona Desert

637

This is a photo I would not typically post but the stormy sky combined with the conning tower of the submarine just worked.  Taken at the Navel Undersea Museum in Keyport, WA during my recent travels to the Bainbridge Island.

Keyport, WA
Keyport, WA

Big Eraser

This over sized eraser is half a block north of the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History in Washington, DC.  This photo is one of 24 that I developed this morning.  This is the first for me.  The family all pitched in at Christmas and gave me most of the supplies I needed.  The hardest part of the process is getting the film on the darn reel that goes into the developing container.  I am very pleased at how they came out.  Up till now I have had all my film developed at Costco and they haven’t done a very good job.  They will only develop C-41type film and I’ve been wanting to try Kodak TX 400 which this is.

Big Eraser